Avant Healthcare Professionals

Casselberry, Florida, US

A leader in the global health care staffing industry, Avant Healthcare Professionals places internationally trained nurses and allied health professionals in health care facilities across the United States. Founded in 2003, the company offers clients long-term staffing solutions in home care, long-term care, hospital, and other settings. In addition to providing support to workers navigating immigration procedures, Avant Healthcare Professionals offers clinical and cultural transition programs to assist employers and foreign health care workers.

Dedicated to helping its employees achieve the optimum balance between work, health, and family life, the company offers flexible scheduling that respects individuals’ unique needs. Free gym memberships, free smoking cessation programs, and onsite fitness classes also help employees maintain healthy, productive lives.

The company’s innovative approach to health care staffing has earned national recognition. In 2012, founder and CEO Shari Sandifer was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition. In the same year, the Women Presidents' Organization named the company one of the Top 50 Women-Owned companies in the United States.

Avant Healthcare Professionals is certified by the Joint Commission and is a founding member of the American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment (AAIHR).